Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. Nursery care and Sunday School for children and youth happen simultaneously. Offerings vary from discussions of book and video resources to Bible study and special presentations of current topics and events. We strive to offer classes that both challenge and support you on your faith journey. Past offerings have included:
- Beyond the Dream: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Contemporary Christians
- Book studies on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, and Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can't Keep Quiet About
- Courses on gender identity, aging, Christmas carols, understanding the Bible
- Visits from the wider community including a class on Respecting Indigenous Cultures, a visit from Rabbi Moti Rieber, discussion with transgender activist Stephanie Mott
Fall 2021 Adult Education Opportunities
Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
In-person with health protocols in place OR via Zoom (your choice!)
Aug. 22 - Sep. 5: Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
Sept 12-Oct 3: What is a Progressive Church?
Oct 10: Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 17-Nov 21: Rob Bell - Nooma
Nov 28-Dec 19: Advent
Oct. 17 - Nov. 21 - Exploring Progressive Christianity with Just Faith
Beginning on October 17 and continuing through to November 21, Adult Sunday School will be studying Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity by Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons. Despite the popular media idea that “Christianity” means “fundamentalism,” Graves-Fitzsimmons explores the history of progressive Christian activism, and its historical impact on social reform in the United States. And, in addition, he offers a blueprint for the future, arguing that Progressive Christians “must link arms with progressive Muslims and Jews to make the moral case for pluralism, human dignity, and the common good.” For information on the series or on how to get the book, please contact Pastor Sue at email@example.com. Please join us in this important discussion.
Midweek Book Study
Tuesdays from 11:30am-1pm
Currently meeting via Zoom ONLY
Led by Sue Zschoche
Beginning on Tuesday, October 12th, the Tuesday group will be reading Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell. Newell’s work is an exploration of the long history of Celtic Christianity, a tradition that finds God in all of Creation, and one that has been mostly neglected in the modern church. As the blurb on Amazon puts it: “Newell shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth.” The group meets, via Zoom, from 11:30 to 1:00 on Tuesdays. For more information on the class, or on how to get the book, please contact Pastor Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us!